Rise of the Ronin Trophy list & all unlock requirements

Rise of the Ronin Trophy list & all unlock requirements
Images via Team Ninja

Written by 

Ben Williams

Published 

22nd Mar 2024 07:00

There are quite a few trophies to nab in Rise of the Ronin if you want to get a new Platinum as you journey across 19th-century Japan.

To help you 100% the game, you'll find each trophy and their unlock requirements from the full list in this guide, but beware - it could take you some time.

Every Rise of the Ronin trophy

All 51 Rise of the Ronin trophies; 39 Bronze, nine Silver, two Gold, and one Platinum; can be found in the list below, as shared by PowerPyx.

Trophy Type Unlock requirement
Rise of the Ronin Platinum Obtained all trophies
Flying the Nest Bronze Cleared the Prologue
Curtain Falls, Curtain Rises Bronze Learned that your Blade Twin is still alive
Infiltrate the Prison Complex Bronze Made your way to Shoin Yoshida
A Happy Memory Bronze Took a photograph at the request of Taka Murayama
Black Ships, Long Shadows Bronze Cleared Chapter 1
Meeting Kaishu Katsu Bronze Spoke with Kaishu Katsu at the Sumida River
A Show for the Shogun Bronze Learned the identity of the mysterious samurai at the duel
Strange Bedfellows Bronze Brokered a truce between the Roshigumi and the Choshu clan
Cities of Darkness Bronze Cleared Chapter 2
The Satsuma-Choshu Alliance Bronze Persuaded Takamori Saigo
The Battle of Toba-Fushimi Bronze Brought the Battle of Toba-Fushimi to an end
A Veiled Edge’s Future Silver Sealed the fate of your Blade Twin
The Dawn of a New Japan Silver Cleared Chapter 3
Threads of Fate Bronze Established your first bond
One Good Turn Deserves Another Bronze Gave your first gift
Veiled Vow Silver Started your first romantic relationship
Fateful Encounter Bronze Achieved your first L.v 4 Personal Bond
Home Sweet Home Bronze Achieved your first Lv. 3 Area Bond
Collector Bronze Earned your first Completion Reward
Good to Go Bronze Upgraded your armor, weapon and sub-weapon
Transfer of Power Bronze Performed your first Bond Transfer
Resonance Bronze Equipped four or more pieces of equipment with the same set bonus for the first time
Fresh Start Bronze Remodeled your longhouse for the first time
Traveling Through Time Bronze Retried a mission for your first time using the Testament of the Soul
Striver’s License Bronze Received the highest rank (Master) at the dojo
Horseback Hero Bronze Received the highest rank (Master) in horseback archery
Winged Warrior Bronze Received the highest rank (Master) in gliding training
Firearm Genius Bronze Received the highest rank (Master) in firearms training
Cheater Beater Bronze Caught 5 cheaters while playing Odds and Evens
Style Guru Bronze Mastered three combat styles
A Jack of Trade is a Master of All Bronze Mastered one of the four stat types
Contraption Creator Bronze Conducted Technology Development 15 times
Shadow Stalker Silver Succeeded in carrying out 100 assassinations
Keeper of the Peace Silver Defeated 50 fugitives
Fancy Meeting You Here Bronze Had 50 Chance Encounters
Moneybags Bronze Saved 150,000 sen
Well-Rounded Ronin Bronze Reached Level 55
Friendly Neighborhood Ronin Bronze Completed all Bond Missions
Social Climber Silver Took part in missions with all available allies
Martial Arts Maniac Bronze Defeated enemies using every weapon
Sightseer Silver Completed all photograph spots
Cats Over All Silver

Collected all cats

Solitary Ronin Bronze Completed a mission without allies
Life Saver Bronze Complete a No-Kill Mission’s objectives
Tears of a Blue Demon Silver Managed to beat the Blue Demon aboard the Black Ship
Midnight Crossing Gold Completed an optional ronin mission with the “Midnight” difficulty setting enabled
The Greater Opportunity Bronze Saved Shinsaku Takasugi’s life
Farewell, Black Cat Bronze Saved Soji Okita’s life
Twilight Fencer Bronze Saved Ryoma Sakamoto’s life
Dive of the Ronin Bronze Glided from the elevated deck at Kiyomizudera Temple

In order to get the Rise of the Ronin Platinum, you'll need to tick off the various Trophies which require you to complete many of the game's open-world activities as well as the story.

Combat in the Rise of the Ronin reveal trailer
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Tasks include collecting cats, using various weaponry, completing technological upgrades, taking photographs, and even saving up on sen - the game's same local currency that was used by Japan in the late 19th century.

Essentially, getting all of the Rise of the Ronin trophies will be more of a timesink than a challenge - since you can always play most of the game on the Easy/'Dawn' difficulty.

Is there a difficulty trophy?

The exception of course to Rise of the Ronin's simple achievements is the 'Midnight Crossing' Trophy, requiring you to play a whole mission with 'Midnight', the highest of its difficulty settings, enabled. With as brutal as the combat as this more challenging mode can be, as mentioned in my review, I found this the biggest obstacle in my playthrough altogether.

Nevertheless, I found myself still able to achieve this with a little trial and error taking some of the AI-controlled allies with me on the earlier missions. For me, I took Gonzo - who I recruited soon after the glider mission - into the 'Locating the Camera' mission. 

Essentially becoming a scapegoat distraction for that quest's boss, Mochisuke Kira, it was far easier to avoid taking damage and I had plenty more opportunities to deliver key blows to boot.

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Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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